Do you pay your Office 365 cloud rent in Euros, or Aus/Can/NZ bucks? It's going UP
And kroner. But NOT sterling - Yippee
Microsoft has confirmed that Office 365 customers in Britain will again dodge a cloudy price hike bullet that customers in parts of mainland Europe and further afield are facing from next month.
Businesses in the Euro zone and those in Denmark, Sweden, Australia and Canada will see local prices bumped up by between ten per cent (O365) and 36 per cent (Enterprise Mobility Suite).
The reason is the appreciation of the US dollar - the cause of everything bad in tech outside of the States. Microsoft told it “periodically assesses” prices.
“In light of the rapid evolution of the market for cloud services and evolving local dynamics, we can confirm that as of August 1 2015, we will adjust prices for most enterprise cloud products”.
Prices are to be revised for both new and existing contracts billed in Euros, the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish krone, and the Australian and Canadian dollar.
“Cloud prices in pound sterling remain unchanged,” the Microsoft marketing man added.
The planned upswing in certain territories will not impact existing annuity volume licensing deals but will apply to “most” enterprise cloud stuff under new or renewing contracts.
Only last week, Microsoft confirmed that pegged price surges for Azure customers would also only affect punters that pay in Euros and in Australia.
Rejoice, people of Blighty, rejoice. ®
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